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Family Drug Support Now Online for Families

FDS Support Online3 April 2017
 

Tony Trimingham, the Founder and CEO of Family Drug Support (FDS), has described how proud he is with the development of the first Australian interactive online resource designed specifically to support families struggling to deal with drug and alcohol problems.

 
The New resource is available here:  fdsonline.org.au

This project was funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health through the National Ice Action Strategy. It has been produced by Readymade Productions in collaboration with FDS staff and volunteers.

The resource centres on the documentary film of a family support group, and will be of particular benefit to families in regional and rural communities who don’t have ready access to support group meetings. The new resource, together with FDS’ 24/7 telephone support line, will help ensure every family can access support when they need it.

FAMILY SUPPORT MEETINGS

 


FAMILY SUPPORT MEETINGS  - October 2017 - December 2017

Non-religious, open meetings for family members affected by drugs and alcohol. 

Open to anyone & providing opportunities to talk & listen to others in a non-judgemental, safe environment. 

Please phone facilitator (listed below) to check on dates, prior to attending.

General enquiries: FDS Head Office 02) 4782 9222

NOTE:  MEETINGS ARE NOT HELD ON PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

No support meetings in your area? Check out the new FDS Online video resource here:

http://www.fdsonline.org.au/

FDS Support Groups:

NSW - Burwood..................................................................................................................................... Every Monday
 
 
Burwood Council Library (Upstairs meeting room), 2 Conder St, Burwood                                (7pm – 9pm)
 
Enquiries: Janet 0414 531 272 or Head Office 02) 4782 9222
 
NSW - Byron Bay.............................................................................**This meeting is cancelled until further notice.
You can call Margaret on 0427 857 092 to arrange a convenient time for 1 on 1 support**
 

NSW – Campbelltown.................................................................................1st Monday of the month: 4th December

 

Odyssey House, Suite 1, 15 – 23 Dumarsq St, Campbelltown                                                   (6pm - 8pm)

 

Enquiries:  Julie 0400 113 422 or Head Office 02) 4782 9222

NSW – Chatswood.......................................................................... 2nd Wednesday of the month: 13th December

 

Chatswood Youth centre, 64 Albert Avenue, Chatswood

Parking is available directly behind the Centre or in Westfield Car Park                                     (6pm - 8pm)

 

Enquiries:  Ann 0478 317 399 or Julie 0400 113 422

NSW - Coffs Harbour............................................................. 1st & 3rd Monday of the month: 4th & 18 December

**Please note the new venue for this meeting**

Early Childhood Centre, 29 Park Ave, Coffs Harbour                                                                  (7pm – 9pm)

Enquiries: Theo 0402 604 354 or Joy 0448 526 280

NSW – Hornsby...................................................................................... 2nd Monday of the month: 11th December

Hornsby Uniting Church, 24 Williams St (Corner of Frederick), Hornsby                                    (6pm - 8pm)

 

Enquiries:  Julie 0400 113 422 or Head Office 02) 4782 9222

NSW - Manly Vale................................................................................... 4th Monday of the month: 27th November
*There will be no meeting in December due to Xmas holidays*
 
Pioneer Clubhouse, 2 Quirk Rd, Manly Vale,
Enter from Quirk Rd off Balgowlah Rd                                                                                        (6pm - 8pm)
 
Enquiries:  Julie 0400 113 422 or Head Office 02) 4782 9222
NSW - Mt Druitt................................................................................ 3rd Wednesday of the month: 20th December
 
The Street University, Ted Noffs Foundation, Level 1 (upstairs), 11 Cleeve Close Mt Druitt
Enter from Dawson Mall near Westfields. Entrance is 2 doors down from Commonwealth Bank on the corner. 
Park in the shopping area near the bus depot, or at Westfields                                                 (6pm - 8pm)
 
 
Enquiries:  Julie 0400 113 422 or Head Office 02) 4782 9222

NSW –  Newcastle.......................................................................... 4th Wednesday of the month: 22nd November

*There will be no meeting in December due to Xmas holidays*

Adamstown Uniting Church, 228 Brunker Rd, Adamstown                                                        (6pm - 8pm)

Enter through the gate at the back of the church from Glebe Rd

Enquiries:  Julie 0400 113 422 or Head Office 02) 4782 9222

NSW –  Orange................................................................................... 3rd Thursday of the month: 21st December

The Home and Community Centre (HAAC), 286 Lorde Place, Orange                                      (6pm - 8pm)

Enquiries:  Julie 0400 113 422 or Head Office 02) 4782 9222

NSW – Parramatta................... This group is no longer running. A new group is opening soon in Merrylands.

Please contact Julie on 0400 113 422 for details.

NSW - Penrith..................................................................................... 2nd Tuesday of the month: 12th December
 
Salvation Army, 223 High St, Penrith.  
Entry and parking directly behind the building, next to Aldi                                                         (6pm - 8pm)
 
Enquiries:  Julie 0400 113 422 or Head Office 02) 4782 9222
NSW - Port Macquarie.................................................. 1st and 3rd Monday of the month: 4th & 18th December
 
Port Macquarie Neighbourhood Centre, Corner Dodd & Muston Sts, Port Macquarie                (6pm - 8pm)
 
Enquiries:  Pam 0438 994 269
NSW - Randwick.................................................... Wednesday every fortnight: 29th November, 13th December
 
The Old Post Office, 206A Alison Rd, Randwick (Cnr of Avoca St). 
Enter via the car park. Street parking available                                                                            (6pm - 8pm)
 
Enquiries:  Raewyn 0412 113 323 or Head Office 02) 4782 9222

NSW – San Remo.............................This group is no longer running. A new group will open soon in Gosford

Please contact Julie on 0400 113 422 for details.

NSW – Sutherland................................................................................ 3rd Monday of the month: 18th December

 

Sutherland Uniting Church, Corner of Flora & Merton Streets, Sutherland                                   (6pm - 8pm)

 

Enquiries:  Beth 0416 078 209 or Head Office 02) 4782 9222

NSW – Wollongong........................................................................... 1st Wednesday of the month: 6th December

 

The Orana Centre, 2 Rawson St, Wollongong                                                                              (6pm - 8pm)

 

Enquiries:  Julie 0400 113 422 or Head Office 02) 4782 9222

SA – Barossa Valley.............................................................................. Monday monthly: January 2018 date TBC
*There will be no meeting in December due to Xmas holidays*
 
St Jakobi's Lutheran Church, Lyndoch Valley Way, Lyndoch                                                        (6pm - 8pm)

Enquiries: Kath 0401 732 129 or Simon (Southern Barossa Alliance) 0439 509 207                  
SA – Hallett Cove.................................................. Wednesday every fortnight: 29th November, 13th December
 
Hallet Cove Baptist Church, 1 Ramrod Avenue, Hallet Cove                                                        (7pm - 9pm)

Enquiries: Kath 0401 732 129                  

SA – Leabrook........................................................ Wednesday every fortnight: 22nd November, 6th December

Knightsbridge Baptist Church Hall, 455 Glynburn Rd, Leabrook                                                   (7pm - 9pm)

Enquiries: Kath 0401 732 129   

SA – Woodville............................................................. Monday every fortnight: 27th November, 11th December

St Margaret's Anglican Church Hall, 45 Woodville Rd, Woodville (Cnr of Port Rd)                       (7pm - 9pm)

Enquiries: Kath 0401 732 129                                                             

QLD – Caboolture ........................................................................ 2nd Wednesday of the month: 13th December 

Street University, 29 - 31 King St, Caboolture                                                                               (6:30pm – 8:30pm)

(Next to the printing shop at the corner of Beerburrum Rd)

Enquiries: Chrissie 0484 002 181 or Head office 02) 4782 9222          
 

QLD – Ferny Hills................................................................................ 2nd Monday of the month: 11th December

Girl Guides Hall, Wahminda Park, Baden Lane, Ferny Hills                                                         (7pm – 9pm)

Enquiries: Krystal 0484 002 178 or Head Office 02) 4782 9222                             

QLD – Ipswich................................................................................... 3rd Thursday of the month: 21st December

EACH, 24 East St, Ipswich (rear parking access via Wharf Street)                                              (6:30pm – 8:30pm)

Enquiries: Dom 0419 689 857 or Head office 02) 4782 9222 

QLD – Maroochydore................................................................... 3rd Wednesday of the month: 20th December

Community Focus 3/2 Ann-Maree Cl, Maroochydore                                                                   (7pm – 9pm)

Enquiries: Sue or Barry 0419 020 603 or Head Office 02 4782 9222

QLD - Nerang.................................................................... 1st & 3rd Monday of the month: 4th & 18th December

Girl Guides Hall, 40 Ferry St Nerang                                                                                             (7pm – 9pm)

Enquiries: Devushka 0484 000 806         

QLD – Paddington.................................................................................1st Monday of the month: 4th December

Paddington Hall Annexe, 10 Moreton St, Paddington QLD                                                           (7pm – 9pm)

Enquiries: Krystal 0484 002 178 or Head office 02) 4782 9222 

QLD – Redland Bay......................................................................... Last Tuesday of the month: 28th November

*There will be no meeting in December due to Xmas holidays*

The Cage Community Centre, 882 German Church Road, Redland Bay                                     (7pm – 9pm)

Enquiries: Devushka 0484 000 806 or Head office 02) 4782 9222                             
QLD – Zillmere................................................................ 1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month: 5th & 19th December
 
Zillmere PCYC, 340 Zillmere Rd, Zillmere (The meeting room is toward the back of the club)   (6:30pm – 8:30pm)
Enquiries: Dom 0419 689 857 or Head office 02) 4782 9222     
 

VIC  - Bendigo................................................................. Once a month - Wednesday evenings: 6th December

Venue:  Olinda Centre, 8 Olinda Street, Bendigo                                                                          (7pm – 9pm)

Enquiries:  Debbie 0448 177 083                                                    

VIC  - Chadstone.......................................... Thursday every fortnight: 23rd November, 7th & 21st December
 

Link Health and Community – 94 Batesford Rd, Chadstone                                                         (6pm – 8pm)

Enter the park off Batesford Rd opposite Woonah St

Enquiries: Debbie 0448 177 083 

VIC - Ferntree Gully................................................. Tuesday every fortnight: 28th November, 12th December
 
KNOX Community Health service, 1063 Burwood Hwy, Ferntree Gully                               (6.30pm - 8.30pm)
 
Enquiries:  Kelly 0431 993 621 or Debbie 0448 177 083
VIC - Footscray...................................................... Thursday every fortnight: 30th November, 14th December
 
 
Co-Health Building, 215 Nicholson St, Footscray                                                                          (6pm - 8pm)
 
Enquiries: Debbie 0448 177 083  or Anne 0408 384 518
VIC - Frankston......................................................................... Tuesday every fortnight: 5th & 19th December
 
 
Frankston Community Health Centre,  2 Hastings Rd, Frankston                                                 (6pm - 8pm)
 
Enquiries: Tracy 0413 710 238 or Debbie 0448 177 083

VIC – Geelong........................................ Wednesday every fortnight: 22nd November, 6th & 20th December

 

The Swanston Centre, Corner Myers & Swanston Sts, Geelong                                                   (7pm – 9pm)

Enquiries: Kevin 0487 949 745 or Debbie 0448 177 083                                                                                   

VIC – Glen Waverley...................This meeting is currently running from Chadstone. See Chadstone listing.

VIC – Hawthorn................................................. Wednesday every fortnight: 29th November, 13th December

Access Health and Community, 378 Burwood Rd, Hawthorn                                                        (6pm – 8pm)

Corner Kent St. Enter via the back door behind the building in Kent St.

Enquiries: Debbie 0448 177 083 

VIC - Mornington Peninsula.................................. Monday every fortnight: 27th November, 11th December
 
 
 
The MCOC Community House, 18 Pitt St, Mornington                                                             (6:30pm - 8:30pm)
 
Enquiries: Debbie 0448 177 083 or Sally 0498 077 676
 Non-FDS Support Groups:
ACT - Canberra......................................... Wednesday every fortnight:   please call to confirm actual dates
 
Compass Directions ACT, Level 6, Cosmopolitan Centre, Bowes Street., Woden ACT          (5.30pm-7.30pm)
 
Enquiries:  Switchboard  02) 6132 4800
SA - Renmark........................................................................ Tuesdays: 28th November, 16th January (2018)
**There will be no meeting in December**
 
Renmark Community Health building, Ral Ral Avenue, Renmark (Near the hospital)                   (1 - 3pm)
 
Enquiries: Kath 0401 732 129

WA – Mandurah......................................................................................................................... Every Thursday

South Metropolitan Community Drug Service, 22 Tuckey Street, Mandurah                           (10am – 11.30am)

Enquiries: 08) 9581 4010

STEPPING STONES COURSES

 


STEPPING STONES COURSES

(Unless indicated, the course runs over 2 consecutive weekends)

 

www.fds.org.au

Contact the facilitator (listed below) OR Head Office for more information. Ph: (02) 47829222

 

18-19 & 25-26 November, 2017
 
CROYDON PARK, NSW
 
Venue: Croydon Park Club, 55 Seymour St, Croydon Park
 
Enquiries: Head Office 02 4782 9222
9.30am - 4.00pm
17th -18th February &
3-4 March, 2018
**1 week break in-between**
ADELAIDE, SA
 
Venue: Safe Training Place, 147 Goodwood Rd, Goodwood
 
Enquiries: Chloe 0428 271 743 or Head Office 02 4782 9222
9.30am - 4.00pm
3-4 & 17th-18th March, 2018
**1 week break in-between**
 
BRISBANE, QLD
 
Venue: Yeronga Services Club, 391 Fairlfield Rd, Yeronga
 
Enquiries: Devushka 0484 000 806 or Krystal 0484 002 178
 
9.30am - 4.00pm 
 17th-18th & 24-25th March, 2018
SYDNEY, NSW
 
Venue: TBC (likely Strathfield/Croydon area)
 
Enquiries: Liz 0417 429 036 Head Office 02 4782 9222
 9.30am - 4.00pm
17th-18th & 24-25th March, 2018 
HAWTHORN, VIC
 
Venue: Access Health & Community, 378 Burwood Rd, Hawthorn
           Corner of Kent St. Enter from the back door.
 
Enquiries: Debbie 0448 177 083 or Head Office 02 4782 9222
 
 9.30am - 4.00pm
 

STEPPING FORWARD INFORMATION SESSIONS

 

STEPPING FORWARD INFORMATION SESSIONS

Session 1 - Stage of Change and 'Balance Pole'

Session 2 - Effective Communication

Session 3 - Alcohol and Other Drug Information

Separate modules can be provided for - Treatment and Recovery, Boundary setting and Dealing with Conflict,

ICE presentation, Engaging with families workshop.

Each session runs for approximately 2 hours and are open to the public.

Cost: Free (Donations welcome) unless specified otherwise

Bookings are essential

For Bookings or to make enquiries, please phone the facilitator listed against the relevant session or Head office

(02) 4782 9222.

5th December 2017

WERRINGTON, NSW

Venue: Adele House, 37 Albert St, Werrington
 
 
Module:
 
- Boundary Setting- - Alcohol and Other Drugs InformationAlcohol and Other Drugs Information- Alcohol and Other Drugs Information
 
Contact: Carla (Adele House) 1300 286 693
                Mob: 0429 819 565
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6:00pm - 8:00pm
6th December 2017

LEABROOK, SA

Venue: Knightsbridge Baptist Church Hall,
             455 Glynburn Rd, Leabrook
 
 
Module:

- Alcohol and Other Drugs Information


 
Contact: Chloe 0428 271 743
6:00pm
7th December 2017

WERRINGTON, NSW

Venue: Adele House, 37 Albert St, Werrington
 
 
Module:
 
- Dealing With Conflict - - Alcohol and Other Drugs InformationAlcohol and Other Drugs Information- Alcohol and Other Drugs Information
 
Contact: Carla (Adele House) 1300 286 693
                Mob: 0429 819 565
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6:00pm - 8:00pm
11th December 2017

WOODVILLE, SA

Venue: St Margaret's Anglican Church Hall,
             45 Woodville Rd, Woodville (Cnr of Port Rd)
 
 
Module:

- Alcohol and Other Drugs Information


 
Contact: Chloe 0428 271 743
6:00pm
11th December 2017

TOOWOOMBA, QLD

Venue: Lives Lived Well, 63 Neil St, Toowoomba
 
 
Module:

- Stages of Change & Balance Pole


 
Contact: Chrissie 0484 002 181
6:30pm - 8:30pm
13th December 2017

HALLETT COVE, SA

Venue: Hallett Cove Baptist Church,
             1 Ramrod Ave, Hallett Cove
 
 
Module:

- Alcohol and Other Drugs Information


 
Contact: Chloe 0428 271 743
6:00pm
18th December 2017

TOOWOOMBA, QLD

Venue: Lives Lived Well, 63 Neil St, Toowoomba
 
 
Module:

- Effective Communication


 
Contact: Chrissie 0484 002 181
6:30pm - 8:30pm
8th January 2018

WYNNUM, QLD

Venue: Wynnum Alcohol & Drug Service
Gunda-Pa, 20 New Lindum Rd, Wynnum West
            

Modules:

- Stages of Change & Balance Pole

 

Contact: Krystal 0484 002 178

3:00pm - 5:00pm
15th January 2018

WYNNUM, QLD

Venue: Wynnum Alcohol & Drug Service
Gunda-Pa, 20 New Lindum Rd, Wynnum West
            

Modules:

- Effective Communication

 

Contact: Krystal 0484 002 178

3:00pm - 5:00pm
17th January 2018

TARINGA, QLD

Venue: Headspace, 5 Moorak St, Taringa
            

Modules:

- Stages of Change & Balance Pole

 

Contact: Krystal 0484 002 178

4:00pm - 6:00pm
24th January 2018

TARINGA, QLD

Venue: Headspace, 5 Moorak St, Taringa
            

Modules:

- Effective Communication

 

Contact: Krystal 0484 002 178

4:00pm - 6:00pm
29th January 2018

WYNNUM, QLD

Venue: Wynnum Alcohol & Drug Service
Gunda-Pa, 20 New Lindum Rd, Wynnum West
            

Modules:

- Alcohol and Other Drugs Information - Alcohol and Other Drugs Information

 

Contact: Krystal 0484 002 178

3:00pm - 5:00pm
31st January 2018

TARINGA, QLD

Venue: Headspace, 5 Moorak St, Taringa
            

Modules:

- Alcohol and Other Drugs Information

 

Contact: Krystal 0484 002 178

4:00pm - 6:00pm

OTHER EVENTS

 

OTHER EVENTS

 
There are currently no other events.
Watch this space for updates on other events.
 

Harm Reduction Australia (HRA)

HRALogo

Australia’s first national harm reduction organisation for individuals committed to reducing the health, social and economic harms potentially associated with drug use - Harm Reduction Australia (HRA) – was launched on Thursday the 26th of November at Parliament House in Canberra.

For more information, please visit the HRA website:

www.harmreductionaustralia.org.au